My husband and I FINALLY shared our opinions on each other's name lists, and while we have a couple possibilities that we both like, he wasn't a huge fan of my favorite, Tessa. He prefers Vanessa, which I am just lukewarm about.
He had two issues with Tessa. Would either of these deter you from using the name?
-His name is Jeff, so he's concerned that Tess sounds too similar and would be confused a lot while calling the names in the house. I don't think she would go by Tess until she's older, if at all, and I don't see it as a big problem.
-Our neighbor's toddler is named Vessa. I actually shared with this neighbor a while back, well before I was pregnant again, that Tessa was my favorite girl name, and she thought it was cool. These neighbors are not close friends, but our older kids (Vessa and our DS James) will be in the same grade at school.